Three weeks before the Arizona Cardinals played the New Orleans Saints, appeared to be all fun and games for the Cardinals. However, it is now time for the Arizona Cardinals to face the harsh reality of the NFL. Within the last three weeks, the Cardinals have won three games in a row competing against the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Giants, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Congratulations to the Cardinals, but let’s be honest, all three teams combined have three wins and twenty one loses. This last game, the Cardinals competed against the very talented, New Orleans Saints team, with Drew Brees back from injury.
This previous week, the Arizona Cardinals competed against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome Stadium and this game did not end well. The Arizona Cardinals lost thirty-one to nine and did not even score one touchdown. The most positive aspect about this game occurred when the Cardinals were able to stay close to the competition until the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals were only losing by a few points, seventeen to nine, until the Saints scored fourteen unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
Chase Edmunds was forced to return to Earth after running 150+ yards with three touchdowns against the New York Giants. Chase only ran for eight yards against the Saints, which he then suffered a hamstring injury. This injury has resulted in the Cardinals trading a draft pick for Kenyan Drake from the Miami Dolphins.
The New Orleans Saints certainly proved they are Super Bowl contenders when they dismantled this already bottom tier Cardinals defense. Drew Brees threw for 373 yards and 3 touchdowns. Latavius Murray rushed twenty-one times for 102 total yards. The Saints, as a whole, gained over 500 all purpose yards emulating the fact that the Cardinals need to work more diligently on their defense. Fans were hoping with the return of Patrick Peterson, the defensive holes would no longer exist; however, the signs are not pointing in that direction as of late. This team has experienced issues against the Tight-end and running backs all year long. Fans urge Kliff Kingsberry to observe this situation, or as a result, more teams will be scoring 30+ points with over 500 all purpose yards in the future.